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LodeSpin Labs is Hiring!

LodeSpin Labs, the startup spun out from Krishnan group research, is hiring! If you are interested in the field of magnetic nanomaterial contrast agent technology, we are looking for both a nanoparticle technition (MS/BS) and a post-doctoral fellow to develop ligand and bioconjugation chemistry.

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Hamed Arami given NSF Award for Future Faculty Workshop

Hamed was recently awarded a grant from NSF to attend the Future Faculty Workshop in Advanced Materials Research. This program is a part of the Whitehouse Materials Genome Initiative (MGI) and took place at Northeastern University.

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Prof. Krishnan gives keynote lecture at the 4th International Workshop on Magnetic Particle Imaging in Berlin

For more information on this workshop, please click here to visit their website.

The Krishnan group is an experimental group focused on the structural, magnetic, optical and transport properties of colloidal inorganic nanostructures, hybrid materials, thin films and lithographically patterned heterostructures. Our research occurs at the bio-nano-medical, magneto-electronic, and nano-energy interfaces.


Wei Zhang and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Field- and temperature-driven magnetic reversal of spin-flop coupled epitaxial Fe/MnPd bilayers”

Phys Rev., B88, 024428 (2013)


Hamed Arami, A.P. Khandhar, R.M. Ferguson and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Size-dependent ferrohydrodynamic relaxometry of MPI tracers in different environments”

Medical Physics, 40, 71904 (2013)


Amit P Khandhar, R Matthew Ferguson, Hamed Arami and Kannan M Krishnan, “Monodisperse magnetite nanoparticle tracers for in vivo magnetic particle imaging”

Biomaterials, 34, 3837 (2013)


R. Matthew Ferguson, Amit P. Khandhar, Christian Jonasson, Jakob Blomgren, Christer Johansson and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Size-dependent relaxation properties of monodisperse magnetite nanoparticles measured over seven decades of frequency by AC Susceptometry”

J. Appl. Phys., 113, (in press)


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Olivia Lenz awarded NSF and NASA Graduate Fellowships.

Olivia Lenz has recently been awarded both the NSF Graduate Fellowship and the NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship! Either award will fund her graduate studies for a number of years, covering tutition and providing a living stipend.

Prof. Krishnan invited to give a special lecture at Case Western Reserve University

Professor Kannan Krishnan has been invited to give a talk on magnetism in chemistry at Case Western, as a part of their distinguished Frontiers in Chemistry lecture series.


Prof. Krishnan named IEEE Fellow

For his contributions to nano-magnetic technology in medicine, Dr. Krishnan has been recently named one of the 2013 IEEE Fellows. This distinction is reserved for select IEEE members whose extraordinary accomplishments in any of the IEEE fields of interest are deemed fitting of this prestigious grade elevation.


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LodeSpin Labs featured in C4C short film

The University of Washington's Center for Commercialization (C4C) recently spent time getting to know all about what we do at LodeSpin labs. Check out the video to learn more!



Wei Zhang moves to Argonne National Lab

Congratulations to Wei for graduating with his PhD in Spring of 2013. He is now a post-doctoral associate at Argonne National Lab. His research there will be centered on the spin-Hall effect and thermal-power spintronics

Reviews & Overviews of Our Work

Kannan M. Krishnan, “Biomedical Nanomagnetics: a spin through new possibilities in imaging, diagnostics and therapy”

IEEE Trans. In Mag. 46, 2523-2558 (2010)


Tianlong Wen and Kannan M. Krishnan, “Cobalt-Based Magnetic Nanocomposites: Fundamentals, fabrications and applications”

Jour Appl. Phys., 44, 393001 (2011)


Ferguson RM, Khandhar A, Arami H, Hua L, Hovorka O, Krishnan KM. “Tailoring the magnetic and pharmacokinetic properties of iron oxide MPI tracers”.

Biomedical Tech, (accepted, in press)